Endodontics is a specialty of Dentistry that deals with diseases of the dental pulp and its supporting structures. With endodontic treatment dentist can save infected and painful tooth, and then with filling or crown replace the original form of the crown.
We always tell to the patients, that the best teeth are our original teeth. Our goal is to save teeth as far as it is functional and logic. Under the hard tissues of the tooth, known as enamel and dentin, we can find the soft tissues, called pulp. It containes the nerves and blood system of the tooth. Mostly an ifection of the tooth caused by a deep cavity. During the rootcanal treatment we reach the pulp through the hard tissues. The aim is to remove the pulp and the infection and get an empty chanal network. At the end of the treatment we can close the chanals with a special feeling.
It is well recommended to close the coronal part of the tooth with crown or onlay. It makes stronger the crown and helps to avoid the unwanted breaks.
The endodontic treatment itself does not guarantee success. It is just a possible treatment to save an infected tooth. However many new intruments were developed with the goal to make easier and more effective the endodontic treatments.
One of the most important developement is the dental endo motor, a rotary motor that makes faster and more precise the treatments, and decrease the possibility of the infection of the root. Also the materials of the needle we use for the treatment has been changed. With the appearing of the NiTi needles the incidence rate of the needle breakage has been dramatically decreased. The NiTi needles’ flexibility makes possible to treat as bended channels as visible in this picture. Another instrument that made our life easier and we use in our daily routine is called apexlocator. This machine shows us where to find the end of the channel without infecting or damage the tissues around it. CbCT recording became also a very important technology in dentistry. It is an ease way to get a 3D recording from the tooth and allowing us greater understanding of the questionable tooth. And the CBCT scan uses a lower dose of radiation than a regular CT scan.